Time line

The purpose of this table is to create a chronological index of events relevant to Kangaroo Island's history.

Date / Category / Event / Notes / Link

1770 Capt. James Cook landed eastern Australia in H.M.S. Endeavour

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/cook-claims-australia

1788, January 26 First fleet of 11 ships arrives Sydney Cove Established the penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia.

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/convict-cargo

1798 Flinders and Bass in the sloop Norfolk circumnavigated Van Diemen’s Land, proving it to be an island, and opening up a route to southern Australia

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/flinders-circumnavigates-australia

1801, March Matthew Flinders circumnavigates continent, which he names ‘Australia’

http://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/flinders-circumnavigates-australia

1802, March 22 HMS Investigator Matthew Flinders lands at Kanguroo Head (Christmas Cove)

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/collection/ocr_text/B12985211_263.htm

1802, April 8 Matthew Flinders (Investigator), Nicolas Baudin (Le Geographe) encounter each other in Encounter Bay

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/baudinsvoyage.htm

1803 Le Geographe (2nd visit) (January) Baudin circumnavigated K.I., Frenchman’s rock inscribed at Aise de Sources

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/encounter/baudinsvoyage.htm

1803 Union (for 4 months), captain Isaac Pendleton Independence built by American sealers based in American River.

https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/story/3325668/independence-boosts-american-river/

1804 Foundation of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, as a British colony

https://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/landscape/settlement/display/70356-150-years-of-european-settlement

1806 (approx) "Joseph Murrell & 6 crew stranded" Sealers dropped off at the N.E. end of KI at Murrell’s Landing (Harvey’s Return)

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627725

1809 Eliza collects Murell + 2, returns to Port Jackson with skins

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627725

1810 Endeavour of Sydney, Endeavour of Norfolk Salt, seal skins

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article627964

1812 Elizabeth and Mary collected KI salt, returned to Sydney in June

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628500

1812 Campbell Macquarie arrives Nepean Bay

https://sites.google.com/site/whowerethe1836ers/ships/ships-prior-to-1836

1813 Henry Fifer, sealer, from "Elizabeth and Mary" (or "Campbell Macquarie"?) Still on KI 1817

- Hallett Shueard “Forgotten Men” 2013 page 218 http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/projects/counterpoints/Proc_2002/A9.htm

1817 Henrietta, Rosetta, Spring arrive Hobart with KI salt and skins

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article652530

1818 ‘Governor’ Henry Wallen (aka Wallan) established a farm in the Cygnet River Valley

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/henry-wallan

1818 (approx.) Abyssinian Jack (John Anderson) sealer, reported as living on KI for 14 years

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/abyssian-jack

1819 Jupiter, Captain Ainswworth Salt and skins, C.Feen (Chief Officer) and Samuel Tomlins drowned at Bay of Shoals.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article656177

1819 Governor Macquarie Captain Sutherland on Kangaroo Island (see 1831)

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1820 Little Mary, Captain James returns from KI to Sydney

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2179371

1824 Nathaniel Walles Thomas from the brig Nereus Tasmanian aboriginal wife Betty

https://sites.google.com/site/kipaview/history/nathaniel-walles-thomas

1824 George ‘Fireball’ Bates, established a farm in Hog Bay

https://sites.google.com/site/kipioneers/first-8-ships/residents-already-on-kangaroo-island-1836/george-bates

1826 Population "Upwards of 200 souls vegetating on this convenient spot. 30 men and 40 black women, independent of a numerous progeny, contrive to make themselves quite comfortable in their snug retreat."

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37072586

1827 Nathaniel Walles (Nat) Thomas established a farm at Creek Bay

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1827 Major Lockyer reports on Kangaroo Islanders "'a complete set of pirates, ..., having their chief resort or den at Kangaroo Island,..

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70163875

1830 Charles Sturt explores Murray River

http://www.sahistorians.org.au/175/chronology/february/11-february-1830-charles-sturt---exploration-of-th.shtml

1831 Captain Sutherland writes glowing account of his 1819 visit influencing the SA Coy to establish the capital on K.I.

https://www.kipioneers.org/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1831, April 29 Collett Barker killed by natives Murray Mouth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collet_Barker

1831, December 20 Elizabeth, Capt John Hart, Nepean Bay

1834 George Meredith (later murdered) Aboriginal wives Big Sal and Suke.

http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/projects/counterpoints/Proc_2002/A9.htm

1834, August 15 South Australia Act (1834) passed by British Parliament

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Australia_Act_1834

1835 William, cutter, William Thompson disembarks and joins Waller

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90868275

1836, February 19 Letters Patent enabling the South Australian Act establishing the Province of South Australia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_Patent_establishing_the_Province_of_South_Australia

1836, June 14 Capt John Hindmarsh received commission as Governor of SA

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hindmarsh-sir-john-1315

1836, July 27 Duke of York arrives Nepean Bay

http://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com

1836, July 30 Lady Mary Pelham arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836, August 19 John Pirie arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836, August 20 Rapid arrives Nepean Bay

http://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com

1836, September 11 Cygnet arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836, September 24 Samuel Stephens, Charlotte Beare married aboard the John Pirie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Stephens_(Colonial_Manager) \

1836, September 27 John Pirie departs Kingscote headed for Hobart Town to collect supplies.

Hobart Town Courier, 9 December 1836, p2

1836, October 5 Emma arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836, November 4 Africaine arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836, November 7 John Rapid Hoare birth Rapid Bay

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=808&randi=376643266&switch=0

1836, November 20 Tam O'Shanter arrives Nepean Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/

1836, December 24 Buffalo arrives Port Lincoln

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

1836, December 28 Buffalo arrives Holdfast Bay

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

1836, December 28 Proclamation of the commencement of the colonial government at Glenelg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proclamation_Day

1837 David MacLaren Manager, SA Coy to 1841

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mclaren-david-2412

1837, January 12 Coromandel arrives Nepean Bay, and stayed about 3 days

http://www.slsa.ha.sa.gov.au/bsa/1837Coromandel.htm

1837, January 16 William Hutt arrives Nepean Bay from London, went aground, one passenger Matthew Peary PIESSE, departs 22 Jan 1837 for Holdfast Bay. The same year Matthew married Margaret Eliza CLARK(E) who arrived a little earlier on the Africaine.

http://passengersinhistory.sa.gov.au/node/945060

1837, February Jeremiah Calnan (Africaine) dies at sea Encounter Bay

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=4&ver=86933

1837, February 7 John Renwick arrives Nepean Bay

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54567916

1837, March 5 John Pirie departs Kangaroo Island bound for Hobart Town for more supplies.

1837, March 9 Lucy Beare nee Loose dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/view/first8ships/duke-of-york/beare-thomas-hudson

1837, April 22 South Australian arrives Nepean Bay en route to Holdfast Bay

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245931974

1837, May Regia from Sydney to Adelaide

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858387

1837, May Lord Hobart from the Cape, with cattle, to Pt Adelaide

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36858387

1837, May 4 Schah (Shah) en route to Holdfast Bay from England

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245931974

1837, June 20 Death of King William IV of England.

1837, June 21 Princess Victoria proclaimed Queen

1837, October 16 Hartley arrives Nepean Bay, carrying the William Giles family

1837, October 14 Maria Kleeman, nee Helm dies at sea on Solway, buried Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/kleemann

1837, October 15 Solway, Katherine Stewart Forbes, Hartley at Nepean Bay

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Solway.htm

1837, November 30 Navarino at Nepean Bay dropping off several passengers before proceeding to Holdfast Bay 6 December 1837. Barque under the command of Captain Christopher Abel Warming and carried 217 passengers of which 151 were adults and 66 were children.

Pioneers Association of South Australia

1838, January 15 Royal Admiral direct from Falmouth 16w 1d arrives Nepean Bay for 2 days

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932366

1838, June 10 Vice-Regal. Governor Hindmarsh visits Kingscote Arrived on the Pelorus. Entertained by W. Giles.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31749950

1838, July 14 Governor Hindmarsh recalled replaced by Lt-Colonel George Gawler

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hindmarsh-sir-john-1315

1838, July 25 Duke of Roxburghe en route to Holdfast Bay discharged Enoch Essex, wife and child, and a single man

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245932233

1838, October 12 George Gawler, 2nd governor arrives on 'Pestonjee Bomanjee'

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gawler-george-2085

1838, November 9 Ship Bengalee carrying first Prussian settlers. Then to Port Adelaide 16 Nov.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengalee_(ship)

1838, December 20 Ships Prince George, Goshawk ballasting in Nepean Bay

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31750320

1839 SA Company HQ moved from Kingscote to Adelaide

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mclaren-david-2412

1839, February 18 Samuel Giles dies age 9y, buried Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=9128&ver=86935

1839, July 18 Edward Hollingworth Giles dies age 8m, buried Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=639004826&pid=9266&userid=dukeofyork

1839, October 6 Col. William Light dies at Thebarton

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/light-william-2359

1840, January 18 Samuel Stephens, manager SA Coy to 1837 dies from falling from horse

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/stephens-samuel-2698

1841, May 10 Governor Gawler recalled, replaced by George Grey until 1845 Colonization Commission bankrupt

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/grey-sir-george-2125

1843 John Ridley invented reaping machine radically changed farming methods

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ridley_(inventor)

1844 Kapunda copper mining started

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377

1845 Burra Burra copper mining (to 1877)

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377

1845, October 25 Governor (until 1848) Lt-Col. Frederick Holt Robe

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm

1846, January 9 Elizabeth Beare dies of burns, at Netley, buried West Terrace Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/elizabeth-beare

1847 Ship 11 ton cutter William wrecked at Penneshaw Built American River c.1844 by Wm. Wilkins and Wm. Walker

http://www.sahistorians.org.au/175/bm.doc/the-aboriginal-or-black-fellow-town-kangaroo-island-jolly-30apr2018-2nd-version.pdf

1848, August 2 Governor (until 1854) "Sir Henry, E.F. Young"

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm

1851 Gold discoveries in Victoria creating labour shortage; wheat demand increased

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Australia

1851 Census Kangaroo Island 85 males 33 females, total 118

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71686000

1851, September 12 Ship Reliance arrives, en route to Port Adelaide.

https://bound-for-south-australia.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/1851Reliance.htm

1852, January 16 Cape Willoughby lighthouse light exhibited

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-willoughby-lighthouse

1853. November 25 Shipwreck Osmali, D'Estrees Bay

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:The_Wreck_of_the_Osmanli

1854 John Buick settles at American River, establishing a farm and orchard

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189510630

1855, June 8 Governor (until 1862) "Sir Richard G. MacDonnell, CB."

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm

1856 Event - SA South Australia became a self-governing colony ratification of a new constitution by the British parliament

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Australia

1856, April Robert (Henry) "Governor" Wallen dies Adelaide, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/henry-wallen

1857 Event - SA Waste Lands Act 1857 set out conditions for sale of Crown Land

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49770212

1858 Samuel Reeves, infant son of Augustus dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://sites.google.com/site/kipasigns/memorial-details/charlotte-samuel-and-augustus-reeves

1858, January 27 Torrens Title - Real Property Act 1858 reforms in registering and conveyancing freehold title of land in S.A.

https://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/item-sdid-43.html

1859 Faith, Hope and Charity cottages built by Charles and Michael Calnan

https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/hope-cottage/

1859, July 5 P.&O. steamer Salsette arrives Nepean Bay from Southampton en route to Melbourne

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154829984

1859, July 13 Cape Borda lighthouse light exhibited

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-borda-lighthouse

1860 Wallaroo copper mining started

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=377

1860, May 21 Shipwreck Fides, nr Snug Cove

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/fides-shipwreck

1861, November 6 Thomas Hudson Beare dies, buried Myponga.

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/history/captain-sutherland-appraisal-of-kangaroo-island

1862, March 4 SA Governor (until 1868) Sir Dominick Daly

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/governors.htm

1862, October 27 Harriet Granger (wife of George) dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=8311&ver=86935

1869 Strangways Act 1869 (amendment of Waste Lands Act) applied credit purchase to defined ‘agricultural areas’ in SA

http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=3962

1871, May 26. Vice-regal visit. The Right Honourable Sir James Fergusson Bt

1874 Hundred of Dudley proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1874 County Carnarvon, proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1875, December 25 Submarine cable to Normanville project completed in 6 days

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/ki.htm

1876, August 13 Cape Borda to Kingscote overland cable connecting to Adelaide

https://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/ki.htm

1877 Land Selection : Dundas, Menzies, Haines, and Cassini

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94727736

1877, May 15 Shipwreck Emily Smith, South K.I.

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/emily-smith-shipwreck

1878 Hundred of Menzies proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1880, May 15 Telegraph line completed between Cape Willoughby and Kingscote, enabling communication to the mainland.

Latest News. (1880, May 15). Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 - 1912), p. 2. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197740103

1881, May 9 George Granger dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=8310&ver=86935

1882, January 13 Hog Bay becomes Penneshaw, Government Gazette

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47103592

1882, January 20 Large bush fires on K.I.

FIRES ON KANGAROO ISLAND. (1882, January 20). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), p. 2 (SECOND EDITION). http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208254148

1882 French gunboat, The Governor Bruat, called into K.I., bound for New Caledonia, and was not reported to the authorities, speculating rumours.

HEADS OF INTELLIGENCE. (1882, November 11). The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article33626910

1882, December 28 the town of Maxwell was proclaimed. The name of the town was changed to Emu Bay in December 1941.

1883 Land Hd Haines proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1883 Event - KI New Kingscote Cemetery Pioneers cemetery ceded by SA Coy

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/research-forum/kingscote-pioneers-cemetery

1884 Land Hd Cassini proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1884 SA Drought and poor harvests created an economic depression

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia

1884 John Bernard ANDERSON and George Wilson RUTHVEN Publicans of Queenscliffe Hotel.

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1884, April 14 Shipwreck Mimosa, Stokes Bay

http://www.environment.gov.au/shipwreck/public/wreck/wreck.do?key=5593

1884, July 8 Sarah Mary Paris (nee Chennell) wife of George dies, burial Pioneers Cemetery

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=184658148&pid=7813&userid=dukeofyork

1885, January 9 Vice-regal. Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson GCMG visits K.I.

HIS EXCELLENCY VISITS KANGAROO ISLAND. (1885, January 9). South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), p. 5. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44546964

1885, June 16 Shipwreck Mars, off Western Bay

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/mars-shipwreck

1885, October Event - KI Ligurian Bees Bill establishing a sanctuary for Ligurian bees on KI

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170827907

1886 Event - SA Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1886 consolidate and amend the Law relating to Crown Lands

https://dspace.flinders.edu.au/xmlui/handle/2328/3476

1887, September 16 BDM / Personal Lucy Beare (nee Bull), Thomas H. Beare's 2nd wife dies, buried North Road cemetery

https://dukeofyork.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=dukeofyork&view=0&pid=734&ver=86933

1888, January 5 Event - KI District Councils Act 1887 - District Council of Kingscote initially comprised the entirety of Kangaroo Island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Council_of_Kingscote#cite_note-act-1

1888, June 7 Event - KI Proclamation of District Council of Dudley "severed" from the District Council of Kingscote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Council_of_Dudley

1889, January 26 Shipwreck Maldon Lewis, off Point Morrison

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/maldon-lewis-shipwreck

1890 Proposal for erection of a Chamber for Kingscote Council. (Opened 1898)

Kelly, D. G., 1988. People and Places and Serious Business, p. 176

1890, June 14 Shipwreck You Yangs, East of K.I.

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/you-yangs-shipwreck

1894 S.A. parliament passes Act for the franchise to women. They voted for the first time in the election of 1896.

https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/en/About-Parliament/Women-in-Politics

1895, February Large bush fires on Kangaroo Island.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161817240

1895 Population estimated at ninety souls, all told.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article109877369

1896 Matilda ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1897, December 3. Vice-regal. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton Bt GCMG visits Kingscote.

THE GOVERNOR AT KANGAROO ISLAND. (1897, December 11). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 17. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87767442

1899 Boer War to May 1902

1899, April 24 Shipwreck Loch Sloy, Maupertius Bay

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/loch-sloy-shipwreck

1901, January 1 Federation of Australia S.A. ceased to be a self-governing colony and became a state of the Commonwealth of Australia.

1901, January 22 Death of Queen Victoria

1901, December 25 John Bernard Anderson prop. Queenscliffe Hotel, dies

https://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?view=0&rand=244028335&pid=11962&userid=dukeofyork

1902 Australia Drought

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia

1902, May 30 Samuel O'HARA, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1902, September 9 James OLDS (Jnr), Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1902 Flinders Obelisk erected

Kelly, D. G., 1988. People and Places and Serious Business, p. 176

1903, February. Vice-regal. Lord Tennyson, Governor of Australia 1899-1902 visits American River, Hog Bay.

https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+280/1/15/394
RETURN OF LORD TENNYSON. (1903, February 16). The Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), p. 1. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208947874

1903 Approval for name of Queenscliffe to revert to original name - Kingscote. [Official change in 1940]

Kelly, D. G., 1988. People and Places and Serious Business, p. 176
Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 177

1903-08-09 Henry AYRIS, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1905 Shipwreck Loch Vennachar, between 6 Sep - 29 Sep

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Vennachar

1906 Hundred of MacGillivray proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1906, November 18 Shipwreck Montebello, west Stunsailboom River

https://sites.google.com/vie/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/montabello-shipwreck

1907, October 9 Matilda ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1908 Royal Commission (to 1911) upon the necessity for a railway through K.I.

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1908, March 7 K.I. Railway proposal. Deputation to the Commissioner of Crown Lands rebuffed - "The country had not been sufficiently tested". Bad news for the Islanders, particularly the farmers in the new hundreds of MacGillivray and Seddon.

The Kangaroo Island Railway Question. (1908, March 14). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191639496

1908 Land Hundred of Seddon proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1908 Land Farmers and property owners. See list of names in the newspaper article

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56465568

1908, September 18 Kingscote Golf Club inaugural meeting

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191641826

1908, March 10 Charles Alfred ANDERSON, Queenscliffe Hotel

Source: Pubs and Publicans, Bob Hoad

1908, November. Vice-regal. Sir George Le Hunte, in the Governor Musgrave visits Vivonne Bay, Cape de Couedie, Hog Bay and Kingscote.

NEWS OF THE DAY. (1908, November 26). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57002323

1909, February 18 Vice-regal visit to Kingscote by Governor-General and Lady Dudley

Vice-Regal Visit to Kangaroo Island. (1909, February 20). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191630172

1909 Hd Duncan, Hd Ritchie, Hd Newland proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1909 Cape du Couedic lighthouse light exhibited

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/lighthouses/cape-du-couedic-lighthouse

1910 Land Hundred of McDonald proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1910, July 5 KI Floods

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209916036

1910, November 28 Vice-regal Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO KCB opens new Kingscote jetty. Opens inaugural K.I. Show, Kingscote.

Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), Saturday 3 December 1910, page 3COUNTRY SHOWS. (1912, November 30). Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931), p. 53. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163087579

1912, November 21 Vice-regal Vice-regal Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO KCB opens 2nd K.I. show, Kingscote; visits American River and Vivonne Bay. Returned to Adelaide 26 November 1912.

KANGAROO ISLAND SHOW. (1912, November 25). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 10. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59240711

1914, January. Vice-regal visit. Vice-regal Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO KCB

KANGAROO ISLAND. (1914, January 24). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 7. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57180352

1914, August 4 Start of WW1 - Britain declared war on Germany

1914-1915 Drought "Driest in KI History"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_in_Australia

1915 Settlement of Returned Soldiers ...Act 1915

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/soldier-settlement-0

1915, July 26 Shipwreck Vera, near jetty, Cape De Couedic

https://sites.google.com/view/kipioneersassociation/shipwrecks/vera-shipwreck

1917, April 7. Vice-regal. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Lionel Galway KCMG DSO fishing holiday. Returned to Adelaide 16 April.

PERSONAL. (1917, April 18). Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924), p. 5. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212169847 PERSONAL (1917, April 16). Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105401289

1918, August 28 Ozone Hotel destroyed by fire

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208067252

1919, October Flinders Chase. After a 27-year advocacy campaign, and periodic dedication of land by the government, in October 1919 the South Australian parliament established Flinders Chase as a nature reserve on the western end of the island. Flinders Chase provides a protected environment for the island’s unique flora and fauna and a sanctuary for mainland species threatened with extinction.

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1919, Dec - Jan Vice-regal. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Lionel Galway KCMG DSO visits K.I. on farewell tour.

PERSONAL (1920, January 7). Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212483623

1922, May 20 KI Kangaroo Island Football Association incorporation

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191556242

1923, April 7. Vice-regal, Lieutenant General Sir George Tom Molesworth Bridges KCB KCMG DSO, visits K.I.

GENERAL NEWS. (1923, April 11). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), p. 8. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37304826

1924, March 26. Vice-regal visit, Lieutenant General Sir George Tom Molesworth Bridges KCB KCMG DSO

PERSONAL (1924, March 26). Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212255976

1927, January. Vice-regal visit, Lieutenant General Sir George Tom Molesworth Bridges KCB KCMG DSO

SEA SCOUTS (1927, January 12). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 4 (HOME EDITION). http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129201463

1928 Telephone connection to Adelaide

Kelly, D.G., 1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 177

1929, January. Vice-regal visit. Brigadier the Honourable Sir Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven VC KCMG CB DSO.

MINISTERS RETURN (1929, February 1). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 6 (STUMPS EDITION). http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129220919

1931 Hundred of Gosse proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1932 Great Depression Aust. unemployment record 30%

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression_in_Australia

1933 Seven new leases granted in Hundreds of Duncan and Gosse

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 177

1934, July 19 Penneshaw Golf Club inaugural meeting

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page21526254

1936, November 7 Vice-regal. The Governor, Sir Winston Dugan, unveiled the Pioneers memorial at Kingscote during centenary celebrations. Returned to Adelaide 12 November.

Viceregal Tour In Kangaroo Island (1936, November 3). News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954), p. 8. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article132040645

1939 First road sealing

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 177

1939, September 1 WW2 Germany invaded Poland

1940 Maxwell and Emu Bay recognised as Emu Bay.

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 178

1945 War Service Land Settlement Agreement Act 1945

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/soldier-settlement-0

1946, November 7 Vice-Regal visit by His Excellency Lieutenant General Sir Charles Willoughby Norrie KCMG CB DSO MC and Lady Norrie

Visit of His Excellency the Governor and Lady Norrie to Kangaroo Island. (1946, December 20). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191435791

1947 Population 1479

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1951, July 26 Soldier Settlement Scheme; Parndana established . 174 families came to live in the area, almost doubling K.I.'s population by 1954. Huge work involved in clearing the land, with Council (Burdon was overseer) laying the new roads. Last new blocks in Hd of Borda settled in 1964.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parndana,_South_Australia

1953, November 19-21 Vice Regal visit. Air Vice Marshal Sir Robert Allingham George KCMG KCVO KBE CB MC

Governor Pilots K.I. Plane (1953, November 19). Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), p. 11. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93986653

1954 Population 2522

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1960 Hundred of Borda proclaimed

http://www.familyhistorysa.org/sahistory/hundreds.html

1961 Pardana oval opened. MV Troubridge service begins; end of Karatta service 50 years. Premier Playford advises dam will be built on Middle River. [opened 1964 by R. Wheaton OBE; works completed 1969]

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1962 Proposed that EFS units acquire radios for fire control

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1963 Anderson family leave the Queenscliffe Hotel (1878-1963)

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1965 Submarine cable laid to mainland providing electric power

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1966 Land bought in Kingscote for Homes for Aged

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1968 Community farewell men leaving for Vietnam

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1969, July 27 Reeves Point land given to Council by Roy Carter

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1971 Acquisition of "Hope Cottage" by National Trust

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1978 Trunk calls end on KI - all will be local

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 179

1979 State Emergency Services group formed

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 180

1981 Hurricane causes much damage to a portion of Kingscote

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 180

1987 Troubridge service terminated; Island Seaway service commences

Kelly, D.G.,1988. People, Places and Serious Business, p. 180

1991 Event - Australia Economic slump forced farmers to diversify

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

1996 Kingscote and Dudley Councils amalgamated to create the Kangaroo Island Council

1998 Event - KI Penneshaw reverse-osmosis seawater desalination plant

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

2011 Population 2011 Census 4417

http://sahistoryhub.com.au/places/kangaroo-island

2015, April Vice-regal. His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO visits K.I.

https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/story/3000807/governors-visit/

2019, December 20 - 2020, January Devastating fires destroyed much of Kangaroo Island, and claiming two lives.

2020, Jan 7 Governor General David John Hurley, AC, DSC, FTSE visits K.I.

https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/6570093/governor-general-visits-kangaroo-island/
https://www.theleader.com.au/story/6570093/governor-general-visits-kangaroo-island/

2022, July 27. Vice-regal. Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC. She also visited Penneshaw on April 6.

https://www.governor.sa.gov.au/vice-regal-activity/speeches/wednesday,-27-july-2022 https://www.governor.sa.gov.au/vice-regal-activity/vice-regal-news/news/wednesday,-6-april-2022

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